Gonzaga junior forward Elias Harris has been named the West Coast Conference player of the week after averaging a double-double in two games last week. Harris had 19 points and 16 rebounds in a victory over BYU and came back with seven points and 12 boards in a win over San Diego.
Harris has 10 double-doubles this season. He’s averaging 11 rebounds over GU’s last nine games.
—A 2-0 week inched Gonzaga closer to the Top 25. The Bulldogs sit at 26th in the A.P. and ESPN/USA Today rankings.
Second-seeded Gonzaga opens the WCC Tournament in the semifinals Saturday at approximately 8 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
Saint Mary’s, the top seed in the WCC Tournament, is No. 21 in ESPN/USA Today, 28th in A.P. Third-seeded BYU is receiving votes in A.P.
—UPDATE: Mike Hart and Shannon Reader earned WCC all-academic honors. More here.